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LAURANCE AND CLAIRE PETERS (1934) USA Page 3
by Steve Tillotson July 2012


4. Influence and Significance Of The Peters Imports

As Mr. Smith mentioned earlier, Tazi and Saki produced a total of four litters from their breedings in 1935, 1936 1937 and 1939. In addition to the Tazi x Saki breedings, Tazi was used at stud and sired litters for others kennels in 1939, 1949 and 1941. As Mr. Smith also mentioned, the remote location of the Peters kennel (Port Blakely, Washington) didn't lend itself to easy interactions with breeders located elsewhere in the country and led to Laurance Peters eventually giving up breeding.

However, whilst Mr. Peters breeding was small in quantity it would prove to be significant in the development of the breed. For example in the 1937 Tazi x Saki litter was the gray bitch Blue Mist Of Egypt, owned by Dr & Mrs. Frank Porter Miller, located in Los Angeles, California. The Millers bred their black (photo suggests black, AKC reg states gold/golden brindle, but photo supports black rather than gold) dog Sahib Of Prides Hill (Badshah Of Ainsdart x Shireen Of Prides Hill) to Blue Mist Of Egypt. This was the only litter from Blue Mist Of Egypt and the litter produced 2 reds, 1 black, 1 cream and three gray offspring, the litter whelped 10/27/1941.

Blue Mist Of Egypt (left) and her son Sinbad The Sailor (right)
Afghan Hound Times photo - Blue Mist Of Egypt and Sinbad the Sailor


A black bitch from this 1941 litter - Ranee Yasitt, became the foundation of Mr. Mrs. Williams El Kedar kennel. A red dog from this litter - Little Sahib, went to Joseph Dodds kennel in Canada where she became a champion and also produced a Canadian champion in her first litter for Mr. Dodds. Two gray bitches from this litter - Blue Mist Of Grandeur and Egyptian Queen Of Grandeur went to Sunny Shay (Grandeur) in New York. We cannot overstate the significance to the breed of this line becoming part of the Grandeur breeding program. If the Grandeur connection wasn't significant enough in it's own right, there is yet another important element in this story - another littermate, the cream dog - Am Ch Sinbad The Sailor was retained by the Millers, more on this shortly. Time for some pedigrees to help us see how this litter contributed so much to the breed.

Pedigree of BLUE MIST OF GRANDEUR
and SINBAD THE SAILOR
Parents Grandparents Great-Grandparents Great-Great-Grandparents
Am Ch Sahib of Prides Hill Uk Am Int Ch Badshah of Ainsdart Ch Sirdar of Ghazni Parent Not Recorded
Parent Not Recorded
Ku-Mari of Kaf Ch Taj Mahip of Kaf
Sonee
Am Ch Shireen of Prides Hill Am Ch Kundah of Prides Hill Westmill Omar
Am Ch Asra of Ghazni
Laksmi of Prides Hill Uk Am Int Ch Badshah of Ainsdart
Zahera of Prides Hill
Blue Mist of Egypt Tazi of Beg Tute Parent Not Recorded  
 
Parent Not Recorded  
 
Saki of Paghman Parent Not Recorded  
 
Parent Not Recorded  
 


Blue Mist Of Egypt is right at the beginning of the Grandeur line sometimes referred to as "the string of pearls"

Afghan Hound Times graphic - Grandeur string of pearls


We mentioned Am Ch Sinbad The Sailor above, Let's look at where this littermate of Blue Mist Of Grandeur takes us...Sinbad sired several litters, the most significant breeding produced Felt's Thief Of Bagdad, whelped 1946/05/04, bred by Joe Felt and owned by Kay Finch of Crown Crest.

Afghan Hound Times photo - Felts Thief Of Bagdad


Pedigree of FELT'S THIEF OF BAGDAD
Parents Grandparents Great-Grandparents Great-Great-Grandparents
Am Ch Sinbad The Sailor Am Ch Sahib of Prides Hill Uk Am Int Ch Badshah of Ainsdart Ch Sirdar of Ghazni
Ku-Mari of Kaf
Am Ch Shireen of Prides Hill Am Ch Kundah of Prides Hill
Laksmi of Prides Hill
Blue Mist of Egypt Tazi of Beg Tute Parent Not Recorded
Parent Not Recorded
Saki of Paghman Parent Not Recorded
Parent Not Recorded
Kara She-Ba Am Can Ch Kerrin Fachamur Am Can Ch Kerrin Fachamo Uk Am Int Ch Badshah of Ainsdart
Zahera of Prides Hill
Kali of Kuhsan Am Ch Barberry Hill Phillip
Jalalabad Kara
Far Sunni of Tazi Tazi of Beg Tute Parent Not Recorded
Parent Not Recorded
Sari-I-Mat Sarikol of Prides Hill
Cleopatra


We have kind of arrived at the headline news of Tazi and Saki, ie Grandeur and Crown Crest. There is still a lot more influence of Tazi and Saki to be mentioned, in particular the incorporation of the bloodlines by Benjamin R Decker (Jac-A-Leen) and Marjorie Walker (Far Away) and several others early kennels.



Pedigree of AM CH EGYPT'S ECHO OF CROWN CREST
and AM CH EGYPT'S EUDORA OF CROWN CREST
Parents Grandparents Great-Grandparents Great-Great-Grandparents
Am Ch Felts Thief of Baghdad Am Ch Sinbad The Sailor Am Ch Sahib of Prides Hill Uk Am Int Ch Badshah of Ainsdart
Am Ch Shireen of Prides Hill
Blue Mist of Egypt Tazi of Beg Tute
Saki of Paghman
Kara She Ba Am Can Ch Kerrin Fachamur Am Can Ch Kerrin Fachamo
Kali of Kuhsan
Zar Sunni of Tazi Tazi of Beg Tute
Sari-I-Mat
Big Carmelita Am Ch Sahib of Prides Hill Uk Am Int Ch Badshah of Ainsdart Ch Sirdar of Ghazni
Ku-Mari of Kaf
Am Ch Shireen of Prides Hill Am Ch Kundah of Prides Hill
Laksmi of Prides Hill
Fatimas Queen of Sheba Nadir Khan Tazi of Beg Tute
Saki of Paghman
Am Ch Fatimas Daughter Peri Am Ch Tufan of Ainsdart
Fatima


Undoubtedly, the Peters imports of Tazi and Saki have proven to be of tremendous importance to the development of the breed in the US. This is not the full story and I will probably return to the topic of the Peters imports at a future date. Steve T.

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